Lie Groups and Quantum Chromodynamics

Authors

  • Aaron C.H. Davey MacEwan University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31542/muse.v4i1.881

Abstract

This article explores the mathematics of group theory, in particular Lie groups and their representations, and its connection to quantum field theory, specifically quantum chromodynamics. The first half discusses specific Lie groups and their Lie algebras and uses this information to describe the theory of the strong force, its particle constituents and a property of subatomic particles known as colour charge. This article emphasizes the importance of utilizing abstract algebra for the continued advancement of quantum physics in the modern era.

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Published

2020-05-11

How to Cite

Davey, A. C. (2020). Lie Groups and Quantum Chromodynamics. MacEwan University Student EJournal, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.31542/muse.v4i1.881

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Arts and Sciences - Science